Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that councils will be able to borrow more money to build new homes as her government’s decade-old austerity push is over.
In her big speech today, which she began after dancing onto the stage to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen, May said: “We are not just a party to clean up a mess, we are the party to steer a course to a better future.”
“A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work has paid off.”
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She further told the party: “The British people need to know that the end is in sight. And our message to them must be this: we get it. We are not just a party to clean up a mess, we are the party to steer a course to a better future.”
The government’s new multi-year spending plan, due next year, would continue to bring down debt levels but would see support for public services go up.